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pre61-list Digest Wed, 12 Apr 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 052

In This Issue:
Radiator for 55
Re: F1 ID
Re: Replacement radiator question
Re: Radiator Info
Parts for sale
Re: F1 ID
Re: Gas Tank Info
ADMIN: Ford employee in Atlanta?
Re: one more time . . .
Re: Gas Tank Info
radiators


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Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 13:37:02 -0400
From: Paul cfw.com>
Subject: Radiator for 55

Another note on radiators:

I installed in my 55 the same radiator which comes in, but not limited
to, a 76 Ford F 250 pickup with auto & a/c. It is a "stock" item,
available in regular and supercooler models, and has the hoses set up
for a Ford engine (390 in my case) and has a auto trans cooler built in,
of course.

If you go this route you have to remove the stock bolt on radiator
supports, 2 pieces which resemble inverted triangles, and then bolt this
radiator to the core support. I believe on this application (I can't
recall; have done 4 different rads on different trucks in 2 years) the
bolt pattern might be a bit wider than the support, in which case I just
extended one side with a couple pcs. of scrap flat metal.

This is inexpensive, easy and, as I wanted, gave me a lower profile
radiator (not nearly as tall as a stock unit), plus I used the 76 fan
shroud to make it look "stock". Amazing how much a fan shroud helps the
overall look!


Paul G.
All you have to do

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Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 11:46:23 -0700
From: Dan Wentz earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: F1 ID


>On the plate both in the glove compartment and above the batt on the
>firewall the ID number is:
>
>
>98RC 236539

8 RC= half ton truck w/ V8. The first digit (9) indicates a 1949 model
truck, but they used the 49 numbering through 50. Acccording to Bunn's
48-56 F Series book the numbers for 1950 started at 73088. Since you have
236539 you definitely have a 50. 1950 trucks can also be divided into
"early" and "late". I don't know where in the production sequence they
made the switch. Mine is a late 50 and it's #448668, but it was built near
the end of the production year so that's not much help. You can tell from
looking at the truck if it's a early or late 50. If the bed sides are
raised with the bottom of the stake pockets tapered then you have an early
50 (looks like the 48-49 bed--and I think the planks in the bed are
wider). If the bed sides are smooth and the stake pockets are cut square
at the bottom then it's a late 50 (looks like a 51-up bed). You can also
look at the engine for clues--if the distributor housing is aluminum it's a
late 50, if it's cast iron then it's an early 50. There are other
differences but those are the ones that I can think of off the top of my head.

~Dan

1950 F1 351C--50 years of sediment in the gas tank really does make a
difference!
1998 Explorer--It didn't *feel* like I was going 80!

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Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 11:52:42 -0700
From: Dan Wentz earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: Replacement radiator question

Ken,
If your original radiator is in good shape I'd continue using it. You
already know it fits and it should have a large enough capacity to handle
your 5.8. If the bungs don't line up with your water pump, or they're the
wrong size, you can have them changed by a radiator shop pretty cheaply.

~Dan

1950 F1 351C--50 years of sediment in the gas tank really does make a
difference!
1998 Explorer--It didn't *feel* like I was going 80!

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From: ken.kitchen lmco.com
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 13:41:05 -0600
Subject: Re: Radiator Info

Thanks to all who provided responses. I have some good information and
several different options to consider now.

Ken Kitchen
55 F100

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From: Flathead52 aol.com
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 15:49:17 EDT
Subject: Parts for sale

I listed some stuff from a buddy's truck on ebay. HREF="http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://cgi6.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?MfcISAPICommand=ViewListedItem
s&userid=flathead52&include=0&since=-1&sort=2&rows=25">eBay Seller List:
flathead52


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From: JRFiero aol.com
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 20:41:36 EDT
Subject: Re: F1 ID

In a message dated 4/12/2000 2:48:02 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
dwentz earthlink.net writes:

> >On the plate both in the glove compartment and above the batt on the
> >firewall the ID number is:
> >
> >
> >98RC 236539
>
> 8 RC= half ton truck w/ V8. The first digit (9) indicates a 1949 model
> truck, but they used the 49 numbering through 50.
They used that numbering format until September 1951. Then they went to
the F1R1... format. Annoying, you can't figure it out without help from your
Ford truck friends.

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From: "Alan Akerstrom" ma.ultranet.com>
Subject: Re: Gas Tank Info
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 21:37:25 -0400

Michell;

Just curious about the '85 trooper tank; do you recall how many gallons
that tank is, and what about fuel sender compatability. Did you have to do
anything special to get the fuel gage to work? Did you use the stock gage?
Also, do you have a fuel door cut into the left rear fender instead?

Thanks a bunch!

Alan Akerstrom, '56 wannabe (working on it!)

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Sent: Wednesday, April 12, 2000 11:21 AM
To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: [pre61-list] Re: Gas Tank Info


The gas tank from a 85 Isuzu Trooper is a good fit. The frame rails have the
same spacing as the 53 to 56 Ford trucks and the tank bolts directly to the
frame rails, eliminating the hassle of straps. You do have to move the rear
crossmember rearward about three to four inches, and make a notch in the top
flange of the frame rail for the filler neck. I have one in my 56 and it
made
a very neat installation. I consider it much better than having one that
fills through the bed of the truck. Less chance of getting a gas spill on a
beautifully finished wood floor.

Michelle
Chelle's 56 Hauler
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Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 22:16:37 -0400
From: Ken Payne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: ADMIN: Ford employee in Atlanta?

If anyone on the lists is a Ford employee in the Atlanta
area, please contact me at kpayne ford-trucks.com. I'm
hoping to arrange an FTE member tour of the Atlanta plant
in July or August.

Thanks,
Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts




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From: "Byron Rosbrugh" worldnet.att.net>
Subject: Re: one more time . . .
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 21:36:05 -0500

Mike Bishop, the distance is 54 1/2 inches on F100 1956.

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Subject: RE: [pre61-list] one more time . . .


Have a 1956 f100, will get the dimension tomorrow, 4/11/00 and send asap.
Byron

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[mailto:pre61-list-bounce ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of Mike Bishop
Sent: Friday, April 07, 2000 10:05 PM
To: Ford Trucks
Subject: [pre61-list] one more time . . .


Would someone please help me with a dimension I need for a design project
I'm working on. I need the center-to-center distance between the park lights
on a '53-'56 F-100?

When I asked last week for the similar dimensions on '51-'52 F-1 and '53-'56
F-100 the F-1 guys came through in a flash. Thanks--your response is much
appreciated.

I know it doesn't sound terribly important, but it could save me a two-hour
trip down off the mountain and back, and enable me to have my 'ducks in a
row' when I present my story.

If there's an F-100 person out there who can help I'll be grateful.

Thanks

Mike




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From: "Jack Wart" circleburners.com>
Subject: Re: Gas Tank Info
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 23:07:21 -0400

Where does the filler neck go.
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From: MichellHC aol.com aol.com>
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Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2000 11:27 AM
Subject: [pre61-list] Re: Gas Tank Info


>The gas tank from a 85 Isuzu Trooper is a good fit. The frame rails have
the
>same spacing as the 53 to 56 Ford trucks and the tank bolts directly to the
>frame rails, eliminating the hassle of straps. You do have to move the rear
>crossmember rearward about three to four inches, and make a notch in the
top
>flange of the frame rail for the filler neck. I have one in my 56 and it
made
>a very neat installation. I consider it much better than having one that
>fills through the bed of the truck. Less chance of getting a gas spill on a
>beautifully finished wood floor.
>
>Michelle
>Chelle's 56 Hauler
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From: jniolon uss.com
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2000 09:28:24 -0500
Subject: radiators



I remember a recent thread on radiators but didn't pay it much mind at the
time... I think the best accepted idea was using a new heavy duty radiator
but was there a general consensus on brand , number of rows... etc...
I'll be using a built 460 with air conditioning and would appreciate
recommendations ???

thanks (and I'll pay better attention next time)

John



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Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2000 11:10:02 -0700
Subject:
From: "Dee S. Johnson" netzone.com>

I have a 1960 F350 with a 292. Where can I get a new front cross-over pipe?
I hate that arrangement but want to keep it original. John C. Johnson

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